Archive for July, 2011

JAI # 78 Colour Challenge

At Just Add Ink this week we have a Colour Challenge for you.  I thought the colours were great MAN colours – which was perfect for me because this week we have celebrated my FIL’s Birthday.  Here are the Just Add Ink Colour’s for this week:

Here is the Card I did:
For this card I took inspiration from a Card I had seen done for a previous JAI Challenge in the middle of last year by Naomi.  (I tried to find the link to her card but the link no longer seems to be working)  However…..if you see this Naomi – thank you for the inspiration – I loved the card you did and wanted to have a go at it myself.

I happen to have some Chocolate Chip Buttons – and I thought they were perfect embellishments for this card.  I also embossed the background with a large spot type design – just to add a bit more texture.

These colours are easy to work with and there are so many lovely ideas that the Design Team have made…..Click here to go and have a look.

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July 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm 6 comments

Aussie Cards for Sale – My Expression of Interest

Aussie Cards for Sales is an Australian website specialising in Handmade Cards.  They offer a variety of hand-made greeting cards.   Click this banner to have a look at the Cards they have on offer.

Aussie Cards for Sales are currently looking for some new Designers to sell handmade cards online, and I have decided to submit a few designs for consideration.  Here they are:

July 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm 4 comments

Just Add Ink # 77 – Sketch Challenge

Well here we are again for another Friday Just Add Ink Challenge and this week we have a Sketch put forward by Bron. I personally found it a hard one although it doesn’t look difficult. Maybe I was just having a creative block due to other issues of daily life.

It’s time for another Just Add Ink Challenge and this week we have a Sketch provided by Bronwyn Eastley.   Here it is…..

I decided to do a Scrapbooking page using this Sketch.

I have used Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry.  I cut the letters using the Big Shot.

The Just Add Ink Design Team have put together a great range of projects using this Sketch – to check them out click here.

July 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm 7 comments

Just Add Ink # 76 – Inspiration

Now here’s a challenge for you…..it’s an Inspiration Challenge.  That means we at Just Add Ink will show you a Picture and you use it as Inspiration to put your project together.

Here is the Picture…….Makes you hope you were on Holiday aye?

Here is the project I made…………..

My idea was to kinda use the colours and shapes – with the Sea and Sky on the right and the building on the left.  I thought the stitching kinda represented the rought iron bits and the pleated card represented the shutters and the different parts of the building.  The flower represents the flowers around the balcony.  I have been wanting to have a go at pleating some card for sometime.  After making the I made another flower and dressed it up with a bit of ribbon and a tag.

Here is the link to Just Add Ink – so you can have a go too.  And also check out the other wonderful Design Team Creations.

July 14, 2011 at 11:58 pm 9 comments

Just Add Ink # 75 – Colour Combo

Just Add Ink has a fantastic Colour Combo for you to try out this week…..I think I will use this colour combo again – cause I really like it.  Here it is…..

I have a little story about what I made this week, which I will get to in a minute.
Firstly though – let me show you what I made using these great colours.  I had been flicking through a few magazines a few weeks ago and saw some pictures that I had marked to use at inspiration at a later date….so I got out one of them and used it.

I stamped and clear embossed the swirly stamp from Baroque Motifs onto some Newsprint DSP and the sponged it with Soft Suede Ink.  I roughed up the edges a bit and then attached it to the Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I used Black Stays On to stamps on some acetate and then cut it so it only covers the bottom of the card.  (It’s probably hard to see here though).
I then used the Sewing Machine to stitch in Black Cotton around the card a few times……and this is where my little story starts…….

I got the Sewing Machine out – I had borrowed – and started to set it up.  After threading it – I started to sew…..but NO – it didn’t work.  All the cotton bunched up at the back.  I knew I must have threaded it wrong…..so started again……but that didn’t work – so I tried again………but that did not work.

Now this went on for some time…….like about a little over an hour!
I’m sure you can imagine how frustrated I was by this time – that’s right – ready to throw something……..but I didn’t.

My Husband then said he was off to bed….but I said I HAVE to finish THIS first!!
And quickly and calmly (although a bit annoyedly) explained what was going on.

Being THE MAN he goes…..Oh well would you like me to have a look?
I was just like……Humrph – if ya want.

And typical – no joke within about 3 or 4 minutes he had a bloomin thing working!!   Darn it!

So – once I had finished stitching – I then added my ribbon, Flower – made from the Fancy Flower, Boho Blossoms and Two-step Bird Punches – and Words.  Then mounted them on the Very Vanilla and Soft Suede Card.

I found these colours just worked so well together.  The Design Team have put together some beautiful projects too.  I hope you have a go at making some thing with them.  Go to Just Add Ink to check out the DT projects and show us yours.

July 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm 11 comments


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